Clara Adolphs, Friday's Table 67 x 61 cm, oil on linen, available

Clara Adolphs, Friday's Table
67 x 61 cm, oil on linen, available

Clara Adolphs, Garden Path   56 x 51 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Garden Path  
56 x 51 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, September Pool 29 x 87 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, September Pool
29 x 87 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Lawn Shadows 49 x 53 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Lawn Shadows
49 x 53 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Holiday Pool 67 x 62 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Holiday Pool
67 x 62 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Mind Games 86 x 79 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Mind Games
86 x 79 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Backyard Scene 84 x 106 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Backyard Scene
84 x 106 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Red Umbrella 80 x 75 cm, oi on linen

Clara Adolphs, Red Umbrella
80 x 75 cm, oi on linen

Clara Adolphs, Self Inside 87 x 77 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Self Inside
87 x 77 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Teen Angel 88 x 71 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Teen Angel
88 x 71 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Blue Lounge 52 x 64 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Blue Lounge
52 x 64 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Midnight Man 46 x 33 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Midnight Man
46 x 33 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Daniel 36 x 31 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Daniel
36 x 31 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, A Note 51 x 59 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, A Note
51 x 59 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Pink Cigarettes 33 x 43 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Pink Cigarettes
33 x 43 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Women in Blue 82 x 56 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Women in Blue
82 x 56 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Suited Man 39 x 45 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Suited Man
39 x 45 cm, oil on linen

Clara Adolphs, Waiting Man 82 x 56 cm, oil on linen,

Clara Adolphs, Waiting Man
82 x 56 cm, oil on linen,

CLARA ADOLPHS

Clara Adolphs practice explores the notion of memory and the fragile, fleeting existence of humanity. She is fascinated by the the question of what remains after a moment in time passes. Working primarily with anonymous old photographs, capturing isolated details of the past, Adolphs recreates the moment and restores life in the subject.

Using a combination of palette knife and brush, with a generous amount of paint she takes much pleasure in surrendering control and allowing the paint to take on a life of it's own

'The anonymity of the characters in my paintings is an attempt to avoid sentimentality. Being disconnected from their identity allows a focus on the indefinable, yet timeless, collective nature of the human condition.- Clara Adolphs 2016

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To read an essay on Adolphs current exhibition by Ashley  Crawford please click here